[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Tenure and Tenure-Track Positions, also in Robotics @ ShanghaiTech University

Sören Schwertfeger soerensch at shanghaitech.edu.cn
Thu May 14 02:12:22 PDT 2015


The School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) [1] in the newly 
founded ShanghaiTech University [2] invites highly qualified candidates 
to fill multiple tenure-track as well as tenured positions as founding 
faculty members of SIST [3]. Candidates should have an exceptional 
academic record or demonstrate strong potential in frontier research 
areas of information science and technology or closely related fields. 
The School of Information Science and Technology has identified Robotics 
as one of its central areas of research, thus candidates from any 
related area (e.g. Mechatronics, AI, Control, Automation, Manipulation, 
SLAM, Vision, Cooperative Robotics, ...) are especially invited to apply.

China is the biggest and fastest growing robotics market in the world 
[4], and the cosmopolitan Shanghai is right in the center of that 
development [5], hosting a multitude of robotics and high-tech companies 
(e.g. ABB, FANUC, KUKA, SIASUN, ...). Located in the Zhangjiang 
High-Tech Park [6], ShanghaiTech is offering an excellent research 
environment with generous start-up support, copious collaboration 
opportunities (within the School and University; with the Chinese 
Academy of Science; with Industry and other local Universities), 
outstanding students and brand new campus facilities.

ShanghaiTech’s mission is to become a world-class research university 
for training future generations of scientists, entrepreneurs, and 
technological leaders in China. ShanghaiTech is committed to 
trail-blazing a new education system in China by building an open and 
free academic institution. We offer both undergraduate and graduate 
degree programs. In addition to establishing and maintaining a 
world-class research profile, successful candidates are also expected to 
contribute substantially to the educational missions of undergraduate 
and graduate programs within SIST. All faculty members in ShanghaiTech 
will be part of its new tenure-track system commensurate with 
international practice, evaluation, and standards.

Please refer to the official announcement [3]. If you have any questions 
you are very welcome to arrange a meeting with Sören Schwertfeger [7] 
during ICRA 2015.

Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate
- a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education;
- well developed research plans and demonstrated record/strength/potentials;
- Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, 
or closely related field);
- A minimum relevant research experience of 4 years.

Applications:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit (all in English) a cover 
letter, a 2-page research plan, a CV including copies of up to 3 most 
significant publications, and the names of three referees to: 
sist at shanghaitech.edu.cn
Mailing Address: School of Information Science and Technology, 
ShanghaiTech University, Building 8, 319 Yueyang Road, Shanghai 200031, 
China

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary and startup fund are highly competitive, commensurate with 
experience and academic accomplishment.
ShanghaiTech also offers a comprehensive benefit package to employees 
and their eligible dependents, including full housing benefits.


[1] http://sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn
[2] http://www.shanghaitech.edu.cn/eng/
[3] http://sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn/NewsDetail.asp?id=373
[4] 
http://www.ifr.org/news/ifr-press-release/global-robotics-industry-record-beats-record-621/ 

[5] 
http://www.zdnet.com/article/shanghai-wants-to-be-global-robotics-hub-by-2020/ 

[6] http://www.zjpark.com
[7] http://robotics.shanghaitech.edu.cn

_________________________
Sören Schwertfeger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China
Phone: +86(21)5420-6163
E-Mail: soerensch at shanghaitech.edu.cn
URL: http://robotics.shanghaitech.edu.cn


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